I was reading about the transport crawler and one detail that seems to be not covered in any of the lay-person's easily accessible literature is the recommended acceleration for the transport while carrying a Saturn V rocket. It is normally reported the crawler would only move at 1mph/1.6kph while carrying a load, but how quickly was it accelerated while carrying a load is not. I did a cursory search but kept getting drowned in results about Saturn V's own acceleration.

While I imagine there was a specification for maximum acceleration, if none can be found I would accept a rough estimate that would accomplish this.

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    $\begingroup$ The only thing I ever remember seeing about this (for the shuttle stack) was not basic acceleration lmiits but vibrational excitations. The "operational fix" was to roll out slower. $\endgroup$ Dec 13, 2021 at 23:54
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    $\begingroup$ I don't know, but I suspect it's somewhere between really, really slowly and really, really, really slowly. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Dec 14, 2021 at 11:46
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    $\begingroup$ A detailed road test of this vehicle was published in an April 1st edition of Road and Track back in the day. They were unimpressed with the 1/4 mile time and criticized the fuel economy. However, they were REALLY impressed by the roof rack. $\endgroup$
    – Woody
    Dec 15, 2021 at 5:18


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